Concern

I used to be compelled to manually shut down Chrome and reboot my pc — dropping dozens of tabs.

Fast repair

Use Historical past to revive full Chrome home windows, together with all teams and tabs.

The complete story

Over the weekend, I wanted to make use of my considerably aged MacBook Professional — the one I often use for work — for a Zoom name. Sadly, I had been operating a number of work initiatives and had two iterations of Chrome going, every with about 40 or 50 tabs. (Okay, I had a few different apps going as nicely.) In consequence, once I started to run Zoom, the pc began to go on strike.

I didn’t have time to start out winnowing out which tabs I may simply lose or save them as bookmarks, so I merely closed down the 2 iterations of Chrome — or tried to. Whereas one window ultimately shut down, the opposite merely sat there whereas my cursor revolved. I lastly gave up and rebooted the system.

When the pc got here again up, Chrome didn’t (because it often does) ask if I wished to revive my tabs; as an alternative, it merely got here up with an empty browser. I went on with my Zoom session and determined to fret in regards to the misplaced tabs within the morning.

So, this morning, I went to have a look at my tab historical past, figuring I’d need to spend a while reconstructing every of my two Chrome home windows from all of the websites in my historical past. What I didn’t know (or didn’t keep in mind) was that Chrome saves every little thing in every window — together with the tab teams. Inside a few seconds, I used to be in a position to utterly restore my two home windows with out having to tax my reminiscence and determine all the varied tabs I had in every.

The way to repair it

  • Click on on the three dots in Chrome’s upper-right nook.
  • Click on on Historical past and look beneath the Lately Closed heading. It is best to see an entry that lists the variety of tabs in every lately closed window (for instance, “7 Tabs”).
  • Click on (or hover) on the entry after which on Restore Window. And that ought to do it!

A couple of notes: first, whenever you click on on the “X tabs” entry, you’ll additionally see a listing of the tabs that had been within the window. When you don’t need to restore all of them, you may restore them individually.

When you grouped the websites, you’ll additionally see a listing of teams; click on on the group title to see which tabs had been in every group. Sadly, although, whilst you can restore any tab that was in every group, you may’t restore anyone tab grouping. To get any of your teams again, you’ve obtained to revive the whole window, together with all of the teams and different tabs. (Calling Google improvement…)

Lastly, if the tabbed web page you’re in search of has scrolled off the Lately Closed window, you then’re just about out of luck. You’ll have to pick Historical past > Historical past and reconstruct your pages and teams from the person websites within the ensuing listing.

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